Train Of The Damned

[I’ll probably end up delivering this onstage either tomorrow or next week.]

It’s 9:28 PM
Commuter train of the damned
Slaving away for machines
Which do our thinking for us
Which is what this is all about…
Evolution…

It’s 9:32 PM
Commuter train of the damned
Soon to be boarding
A motly crew of the damaged
Is crowding me in the waiting room
What if I stay perfectly still,
Can they see me?

It’s 9:34 PM
Commuter train of the damned
The mechanized nightmare
We’re all wired in now
Did I say that out loud, or just think it?
Sloppy cadence.

It’s 9:37 PM
Commuter train of the damned
Soon to be headed out
To places boring as fuck
Thou art damaged and still with me
Thy Rod and thy staff…

It’s 9:39 PM
Commuter train of the damned
It won’t be long now, man
Atomic batteries to power
Turbines to speed, ready to go
Doors are closing

It’s 9:45 PM
Commuter train of the damned
Fascists ain’t runnin’ shit.
A small god for small miracles
I knew they’d be invading damn
Iran on nine-twelve.

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